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Modder River (Afrikaans: Modderrivier; "modder" is Afrikaans for "mud") is an irrigation and stock farming town situated south of Kimberley near the confluence of the Riet and Modder rivers in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Modder River

Grain Silos, Modder River
Grain Silos, Modder River
Modder River is located in Northern Cape
Modder River
Modder River
Modder River is located in South Africa
Modder River
Modder River
Coordinates: 29°01′48″S 24°37′35″E / 29.03000°S 24.62639°E / -29.03000; 24.62639Coordinates: 29°01′48″S 24°37′35″E / 29.03000°S 24.62639°E / -29.03000; 24.62639
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictFrances Baard
MunicipalitySol Plaatjie
 • Total926
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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The Second Boer War Battle of Modder River took place here.[2]


  1. ^ Water Services National Information System - Community Report
  2. ^ "The South African Military History Society: Military History Journal, Vol 10 No 4 - December 1996, LORD METHUEN AND THE BRITISH ADVANCE TO THE MODDER RIVER". Retrieved 9 November 2018.